People will pay Rs200 for a litre of petrol if needed: Faisal Vawda

Those who looted Pakistan for the last 40 years are now telling us how to run it, says water resources minister

News Desk May 02, 2019
Those who looted Pakistan for the last 40 years are now telling us how to run it, says water resources minister. PHOTO: PPI/FILE

Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda has said that people have full confidence in the Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government while insisting that "if need be they would even bear the burden of paying Rs200 for a litre of petrol".

He remarked while addressing the foundation stone ceremony of Mohmand Dam in the Mohmand district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on Thursday.

At the same time Vawda hit out at the rival political parties, saying: "Those who have looted the nation for the past 40 years are now trying to tell us what is best for Pakistan."

The federal minister also said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had been given the people's mandate "so PM Imran could bring back the wealth looted by the previous governments back to the country".

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He added: "We [Pakistanis] have seen even worse times and will be able to bear any hardship that comes to our way."

While talking about the crusade against corruption, Vawda said that the accountability process against opposition leaders would not be stopped under any circumstances.

"He [PM Imran] taught us that authority is not important but hard work is," the minister added.

More than 25,000 jobs, he said, will be created by the Mohmand and Diamer Bhasha dams projects.

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Fayyaz Muhammad | 2 years ago | Reply Wake up! Petrol is not the only taxable commodity left in this country. It's not the way government can cash on car users. Take sense! People of this country hasn't given you the right to tag petrol or petro-chemical industry's products at will.
Uza Syed | 2 years ago | Reply Is this guy for real?! Does he think before he talks, can he think at all? Is he what his utterances make one suspects him to be, if so. Shouldn’t he be locked up in a place where such folks with intellectual deficiency are safely kept for their as well as safety of public at large?!
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